Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Paper Sunset Scrapbook Page


Hi Everyone! Today I am taking part in the Scrapbooking Global Stampin' Up! Blog Hop!  Scrapbooking Global is a great Scrapbooking page on Facebook.  Participants use primarily Stampin' Up! products so I find it a great resource for inspiration! Scrapbooking is why I joined Stampin' Up! 18 years ago! My husband was sent to Iraq and I didn't want him to miss all the things our 4 1/2 year old was getting up to while he was gone. I started doing classes and doing more and more cards, which I love, but that put my scrapbook pages on the back burner a bit. I found I was only making 4 or 5 pages a year! Well I will never get caught up at that rate! Just before Covid, I added a scrapbook page option to my Card Buffets, that way I had to make at least one page a month! During all the Social Distancing I made even more!   I am trying to keep it up, so hopefully you will see more and more pages from me! 

This months There is Creative Backgrounds. I had several ideas floating in my head for this one.  Sponging, decorative masks, mixed media and more!  In the end I was looking at the photo of my husband with our middle child at a dock in Sister Bay, Wisconsin.  The sun was just setting and we were waiting for a table for dinner at JJ's, a favorite burger joint on the water.  Ben was doing all he could to keep Zachary out of the water! Such a wiggle worm. 

I used a base in Sahara Sand with another layer of Basic Black.  On a sheet of thinner 11 inch grid paper I began layering my strips of cardstock.  I wanted to layer on the grid paper so that when I got all the strips glued down, I could then trim the edges to get the perfectly straight.  I layered Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape.

I used the Waves Dies for the accents on my page. I love the look of those layered cloud dies. In the past I have used these dies with Basic White with accents of Balmy Blue or Smokey Slate but I thought this time I would be super dramatic and use Night of Navy and Mango Melody. What do you think? Too Much? I sort of like it! 

I hope that you  will follow along on the Hop! And, if you are a scrapbooker too, join our Scrapbooking Global page on Facebook!

You have most likely come from the Talented Sharon Dalton.  Next up is Courtenay Heuston from Australia. Hop on over to see her creation!


  1. WOWSERS Beth, this is truly FABULOUS <3 I love everything about it...The colours that you used were just PERFECTION!!! Lol about hubby trying to keep the baby outta the water. Love the dramatic clouds, they work so well all together. Thanks for joining the Blog Hop this month and I do hope that you don't be a stranger anymore and join more often.
    Cheers Shaz

  2. OMG - this AWESOME!! I love the colours in strips and I love the double tone clouds and I love the pelican silhouette - what an amazing page with a brilliant background.

  3. I love how you layered cardstock for your background! It turned out lovely! TFS


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